Thursday, April 28, 2016

Review: In ‘Keanu,’ Key & Peele Break Baddish for a Beloved Kitty


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The duo star as hapless cousins who feign toughness to recover a pet from gang killers.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Look at the ‘Snowden’ Trailer


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Run. Hide. Live to tell the truth. And hear Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Edward Snowden accent.

For Margot Robbie, the Hustle Never Stops


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Ms. Robbie, who is best known for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” stars in two movies this summer, “The Legend of Tarzan” and “Suicide Squad.”

‘Ghostbusters’: Then and Now


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The director and production designer of the new film explain their thinking behind what to change and what to leave alone.

‘Daughters of the Dust,’ an Inspiration for ‘Lemonade,’ Is Restored


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Julie Dash’s 1991 film was out of print but will be released in theaters this fall.

Review: ‘Eva Hesse’ Offers a Moving Portrait of an Artist’s Brief Life


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Marcie Begleiter’s documentary explores the originality and power of Hesse, who managed to triumph in a male-dominated art world before dying at 34.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Gay-Themed Movies in India Fight Back Against Taboos


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An urban middle class audience is giving films about gay male relationships enough box-office support for the trend to spread in India.

Kevin Hart Is the Class Clown Aiming for the Corner Office


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Mr. Hart, who stars with Dwayne Johnson in “Central Intelligence,” talks about acting with Mr. Johnson, being funny in high school and working hard.

TCM and Criterion to Offer Streaming Service, FilmStruck


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The new subscription-based service, to debut this fall, is to feature hundreds of films from independent and major Hollywood studios.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Jodie Foster Is Still Afraid of Failure


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With the coming of her new film, “Money Monster,” Ms. Foster talks about privacy, the desperation to communicate and her ceaseless self-examination.

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Audience Awards


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The winners were “Here Alone,” directed by Rod Blackhurst, and “The Return,” directed by Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Can’t Topple ‘The Jungle Book’


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Disney’s film remained at No. 1, while “The Huntsman” marked another misfire for Chris Hemsworth.

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ Can’t Topple ‘The Jungle Book’


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Disney’s film remained at No. 1, while “The Huntsman” marked another misfire for Chris Hemsworth.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Rod Daniel, Whose Crowd-Pleasing Films Lined Pockets, Dies at 73


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Mr. Daniel said he had no illusions of greatness as a filmmaker, but that he believed in his work.

Friday, April 22, 2016

‘Miles Ahead’ and ‘Nina’ Try to Hit the Beat on the Offbeat


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Both jazz biopics, and “Born to Be Blue,” comment on our own genre expectations and the fate of the Hollywood standby the jazz biopic.

Review: Basking in an Artists Sun in Hockney Documentary


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This sunny film, with occasional clouds, looks at David Hockney’s life, his losses and his work’s reflections of his immersion in Southern California.

Review: Tale of Tales Adds Grown-Up Twists to the Fairy Tale


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This Matteo Garrone film is a colorful and kinky exploration of what women want. And what men will do to give it to them.

J.F.K. at Dawns Early Light of Reality TV


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Criterion’s “The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates” presents early-’60s documentaries, while “Panic in Year Zero!” reflects period fears.

Review: Keepers of the Game Sings of Young Women and Lacrosse


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Judd Ehrlich’s documentary chronicles a season in the life of the Salmon River Shamrocks, a Native American girl’s lacrosse team.

Guy Hamilton Director of Goldfinger Dies at 93


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Mr. Hamilton’s first Bond film was the third in the franchise and the first to be a blockbuster at the box office.

Review: In The Meddler a Yakkety Mom Comes of (a Certain) Age


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As a mother and daughter, Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne portray a mother-daughter relationship that grows up.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Review: The Huntsman a Study in Hollywoods Overstuffed Playbook


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Every resonant theme in this de-imaging of a fairy tale is stripped away, replaced with a ready-made franchise-movie conceit.

Review: A Hologram for the King Is Elevated by Tom Hankss Portrayal of an American Everyman


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Set in Saudi Arabia, this subdued absurdist farce reflects on American decline and runaway technology.
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